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Newbie October 2023 Ontario

Cake making!

kearah, on July 27, 2022 at 11:02 Posted in DIY 0 18
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How do we feel about making our own wedding cake! if its just a small two tier cake?!?!

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Latest activity by kearah, on August 10, 2022 at 13:11
  • kearah
    Newbie October 2023 Ontario
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    Thank you so much for your input!!
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  • K
    Newbie September 2023 Ontario
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    I'm thinking about it -- We only want a small 1 tier cake (wedding will be under 30 people) and the rest of the party will have small desserts that a bakery will make.

    If you are thinking of making your own - spend the time testing recipes and then leave them out on the counter and in the fridge/freezer and then thaw out. Does it taste different? Does it melt? Certain fillings and icing don't work out well.

    Just remember you will need to finish everything the night before your wedding which sounds like a nightmare but some people thrive under pressure.

    Best of luck!!!!

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  • kearah
    Newbie October 2023 Ontario
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    Beautiful cake!! Our wedding will be 40 or less depending on the rsvps!! So I’m just trying to weigh out options !
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  • Stephanie
    Frequent user August 2024 Ontario
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    Do it yourself sounds like the best for you, so absolutely!!!
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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
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    If it's mainly a cost saving measure, I would opt out of it. I know you said small wedding but how small are we talking here? My hero cake for the cutting and pictures was $60, which then got split between immediate family and the bridal party. We got sheet cake served as our dessert course to 60 guests for $100. The amount of time and effort I would save in producing those two cakes is worth the $160, not to mention having to store it if you're making it days in advance and hoping it doesn't dry out, and schleping it from home to venue.

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  • Meghan
    Featured September 2022 Ontario
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    I'd say go for it if you can do it!! i know for me i'm not a baker so i wouldn't trust myself haha but if i could 100% i would

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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
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    My pleasure. Smiley heart

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  • kearah
    Newbie October 2023 Ontario
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    Thank you so much for the boost of confidence!

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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
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    Even more reason to do it. you can make it 2 weeks in advance and freeze it until the day of. Because there's a story to it and cost behind it as well I feel like while you make it and cut it at the day of, she will be watching over you. I wouldn't spend money on a cake if you can honor her. Smiley cry Smiley heart

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  • kearah
    Newbie October 2023 Ontario
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    Thank you!! I used to bake all of the time with my grandmother who recently passed so i wanted to do one of her classic recipe's as a way to honor her!

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  • kearah
    Newbie October 2023 Ontario
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    Thank you kelsey!! i will be sure to check that! Smiley smile

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  • Kelsey
    Frequent user August 2022 Alberta
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    Some venues may not allow anyone other than a commercial kitchen to make food at their venue (mine is like this). Make sure you look into that to be sure!
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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
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    HECK YA! Go for it and from one of your replies you used to do it. Make it freeze it until day of why not? Your wedding there's no rules that says you need to buy it especially if you've done cakes before and are more than happy to make it. Also I think it makes it more special because you made it.

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  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
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    Even though I bought ours I went with a six inch cutting cake and cupcakes to make it easier. My mom was going to make the cake but I didn't want her to stress.
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  • kearah
    Newbie October 2023 Ontario
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    Thanks ! Smiley smile

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  • Jacquie
    Frequent user August 2022 Alberta
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    If you have experience with cake making and your venue allows it, then I would say go for it!

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  • kearah
    Newbie October 2023 Ontario
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    It is primarily for cost saving! As I was an avid baker for many years, I do have the supplies I would need. We are also having a very small wedding so I just don’t want to pay a ridiculous amount for a small cake that I’ll probably end up eating myself on the wedding night lol!


    Thank you for the advice though! I will have to double check with my venue if that is okay!
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  • Jacquie
    Frequent user August 2022 Alberta
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    Are you trying to save on costs? We are buying our cake from Crave. They have very reasonable cake prices. It probably would cost me almost as much to make myself. By the time you purchase the proper pans, quality ingredients (A two-tier cake probably requires like $40 just in butter), and all the tools needed for decorating you might be surprised by the cost.

    I personally am not DIYing anything to save myself some time and stress during the week of my wedding. I wouldn't make my own cake unless I did 2-3 practice cakes first to make sure I wasn't going to be disappointed with how it turned out.

    Also, our venue does not allow homemade cakes, only cakes made in a licensed bakery, so make sure to check with your venue about that first.

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